Category: Labor

Alexandra Bradbury: Chrysler Workers Vote 2 to 1 to Reject Two-Tier Pact

In local after local, auto workers voted down their union’s national deal with Chrysler, aiming to force their bargainers back to the table to do better. Some call the two-tiered contract a “bridge to nowhere.” Photo: Alex Smith. This story has been updated from the original version published September 28. Auto workers have overwhelmingly voted Read more…

Michael Billeaux: Resisting the Corporate University

Few forces are better positioned to fight the corporate university than graduate student workers

Dan La Botz: The Agony of Mexican Labor Today

For the last year and a half, tens of thousands of Mexican teachers have been involved in demonstrations, weeks-long strikes, seizure of highway toll booths and government buildings, and violent confrontations with the police and the army. These teachers, in the southern and western states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero, and Michoacán, oppose the education reform Read more…

Paul Buhle: Two Books On Labor

An old question: is there a vital “workerism,” self-guided and instinctively radical, apart from socialist, communist or other left-wing political groups and can it make great reforms, even hold power in a workplace or city or national state?

David Moberg: OUR Walmart Relaunches Its Campaign To Beat the World Retail Giant

“As you build organizations and workers learn the importance of organization and how to fight, they’ll never give that up”

Bernie Sanders: Morality and Justice

The moral choice is to fight income inequality

David Crouch: Sweden experiments with six-hour working day

A trial of shorter days for nurses at a Gothenburg care home is inspiring others across Scandinavia to cut back

Sam Gindin: Less Work, More Power

The struggle against overwork can unite workers and help rebuild the labor movement

Paul Buhle: Labor Power=Workplace Democracy?

Reviews of “An Alternative Labour History: Worker Control and Workplace Democracy” and “New Forms of Worker Organization, The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism”

Patrick Bond: Resource-Cursed South Africa Suffers More Mining Massacres

From Marikana to mineral price crash and jobs meltdown

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